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     Well, it’s a New Year and the LNP daily rag now costs 75 cents! 

    I love the news.  I love all the good the media can do.  Highlight injustice.  Hold officials accountable.  Speak out for the downtrodden and those with no voice.  Strive to improve the quality of life for all.  And this list goes on.

    The only problem, LNP does absolutely none of these things.  They are the white, wealthy power base in Lancaster County.  They are just fine with things the way they are.  Their racist hiring practices have been outlined by this site again and again and again.

    And it impacts the daily lives of everyone in Lancaster County every minute.  The juries are white.  The County Court House is white (except for those on trial).  The DA’s office is white.  The Lancaster Police Department is primarily white.

    One of the great ironies for me this year was hearing a spectator in the David Jordan trial ask LNP reporter Janet Kelley why his jury was all white.  Little did she know that Kelley works for the most racist employer in Lancaster County.

     What happens if someone murders someone and the police do nothing about it?  You don’t think it can happen?  You don’t think it can happen in Lancaster County?  Over twenty-five years ago it happened.    The second story that went up on this site after the incest story was the Lancaster Lynching story.

    And nothing has changed.  Which brings me to this morning’s quote and the reasons behind it: It comes from NewsLanc.com where Robert Field has declared his “mission accomplished” (click here)!     Field says this among numerous idiotic things:

    Now, some five years later, Lancaster County has returned to the reasonably fair community which Field had experienced when he first arrived.  There is little to report that is not covered by the reformed and chastised local media (although they still demur from offending establishment interests.)

    I’m not even going to get into how absurd and really sick this is.  Live in your little white, wealthy, dream world, Robert!

    And again to this morning’s quote – you see in reading his nonsense I came across this:

    We wish to express our gratitude to Cathy Reinhold (Friday mornings) and Laura Sefershayan (Saturday mornings) who conscientiously and cheerfully handed out the newsletters at the Central Market and elsewhere in fair weather and foul. 

    Ah, yes!  Cathy Reinhold would be the childhood friend who refuses to take a DNA test.  Isn’t life interesting?  I haven’t talked to her since the letter printed below and have no interest in doing so.  I happened to run into her in the courthouse this November when she was there to be sentenced.  I’ll take the high road and leave it at that.  Let’s just say we were immediately attracted as friends when we met on that school bus in sixth grade because we were both coming from horribly dysfunctional families.

    So this site will continue in the New Year as it has in the past year.  In addition, I hope to put the incest and lynching stories into a more formal format this year.  I have stated that I reopened the lynching box when I went looking for letters from an old boyfriend that began the incest story.  What tangled webs we weave.

     A special note of thanks to some very special people:  The three friends I initially “met” online as a result of the Roseboro murder.  I can’t thank them enough for their help and support and friendship over the years.  To Daisy, galty, goldilocks, Artie, Palmer, Harper and old college buddies I reconnected with this year through Facebook, thank you.  And thank you to someone who will remain unnamed who supplies this site with information and endless insight. 

    And thank you to everyone who reads and comments on this site. Have a Wonderful New Year!

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  1. barryinwinnipeg says:

    “Racist Lancaster County” is a term I’d like to address. I grew up in Ephrata until I left for College in 1961. Only then did I begin to get a perspective on my home town. Assignments in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Nebraska helped me see that the Republican rag called the New Era did not have an exclusive claim to truth. My religious education class in inner city Pittsburgh, for instance, was an eye opener that I journal about to this day. I could never figure out why the plain folk of Lancaster County voted for a Republican president who launched two wars–were they not pacifists? Was it just a quirk of the Civil Service system that so few African-American caseworkers worked with me at Children and Youth, or that Hispanic-speaking caseworkers who were worth their weight in gold were always in such short supply? There are over 600 churches in Lancaster County: their influence should be profoundly felt in the areas of social justice and community betterment, yet there was often a disconnect. Well, you all have a brand new year to turn things for the better. I really wish you well, I really do!

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